Turkey-Russia Conflict Divides South Caucasus

A soldier with the breakaway region of Nagorno Karabakh enters a fortified bunker on the frontline with Azerbaijan near the town of Agdam in August 2012. The standoff between Russia and Turkey could strain allegiances and political relations with countries in the South Caucasus. (Photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Sandwiched between Turkey and Russia, and for centuries a battleground for the erstwhile empires, the South Caucasus is bracing for fallout from the geopolitical furor sparked by the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet. 

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist based in Tbilisi. He is a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Turkey-Russia Conflict Divides South Caucasus

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